Griffith University

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)



University Location Gold Coast, Queensland
City Population 630,000
Student Population 55,000
Int'l Student Population 8,500
Main Campus Gold Coast
Program Campus Gold Coast or Nathan
Program Duration 4 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $35,500 AUD (2023 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake March
Next Available Intake 2025
Application Deadline Rolling admissions*


In the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) program at Griffith University, you will develop the skills needed to work as an occupational therapist to deliver life-changing outcomes. You will learn how to enable people to do the activities—occupations—they need or want to do in order to live a meaningful life, but have difficulty with due to illness, injury, or other disadvantages.

In this degree, you will join a community of students and experts and learn through social media as well as in the classroom.


You will study occupational therapy theory and practice, occupational science, and other sciences such as psychology, sociology, and anatomy. With 1,000 hours of practical placements, starting in first year, you will apply the skills and knowledge to real-life situations preparing you for the wide range of opportunities available to occupational therapists.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) will demonstrate the following application of knowledge and skills:

  • Interventions to optimize occupational performance and engagement, health and well-being, and participation
  • Effective therapeutic relationships with clients
  • Change for the benefit of individuals, communities and populations

Admission Requirements

Completed high school diploma
You must have a high school diploma with one of biology, chemistry, or physics with an average of 78% in the best six university (U, 4U) and/or university/college (U/C, 4M) courses. Grade 12 maths B and chemistry are strongly recommended.

Admission Timeline

*Rolling admissions. Applications are assessed as they are received until the program is filled—the earlier you apply the better.